I’ve never really been an ‘accept everything, jump on the bandwagon’ kind of person. I like evidence and the evidence needs to be of high validity and reliability. I exist in the in-between world of psychology and education (two worlds that, I believe, are about to collide with dramatic and wide-ranging consequences). I have dabbled with the ‘dark side’ – a brief dalliance with humanistic psychology and (dare I say) the transpersonal – I’ve read more Maslow than you could shake a stick at and even have a copy of Ken Wilber’s ‘A brief history of everything’ sitting on my book shelf.
Thankfully, I always return to the safety of empirical evidence. Cognitive psychology makes me feel safe and warm inside – laboratory studies with independent and dependent variables and a whole host of statistical analysis I don’t quite understand.
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